Since the turn of the century, particularly in the United States and other Western countries, success metaphysics has appeared in abundance. Over the decades, the basic teachings have evolved; yet the truths upon which they stand remain relatively intact.
More recently, however, the public's attention has been drawn toward metaphysics under various labels and packaging, through books, tapes, television, radio, magazines, and social media. Mass media communications have played a major role, along with a growth in the availability of lectures, courses, seminars, individual counseling, and tutoring.
Through it all, millions in the United States alone have been introduced to principles and practices that are part of success metaphysics. That term, as it is being used here, can apply in small or large part to teachings that might come under the label of New Thought, or a positive-thinking approach to life, based on spiritual reality.